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Prajakta Pawar in Mumbai 23 February 2014 - 12:51pm IST

Chemplast praises BCCI’s initiative in corporate cricket

Bharat Reddy says steps like this help bring stability for cricketers

Chemplast have emerged as one of the most consistent teams in the BCCI Corporate Trophy. They had won the title in 2012-13 and were involved in a thrilling final against CAG this season. During the clash for the title at the Wankhede Stadium, Bharat Reddy, Vice President of Operations, Chemplast, spoke to bcci.tv about the significance of the tournament in the corporate world.

While appreciating his team’s efforts, Reddy also lauded BCCI’s initiative of creating yet another platform for cricketers across the country to display their skills.

Excerpts from the brief interview:

On Chemplast’s performance in the Corporate Trophy

We have had some injuries last year and this year we have done quite well for ourselves. Reaching the final of the tournament is a testimony to the fact that we have been consistent and have been performing well.

On the team’s performance in the 2013-14 season

We have performed well and our players have done well in all departments – bowling, batting and fielding. We have won all the matches in the league stage. In the last game we came back from behind and won.

On the BCCI Corporate Trophy

It is a good tournament because a lot of boys get employment throughout India. I think it is necessary that we have this tournament so that the future of players is safe and secure.

On preparation ahead of the tournament

We started the preparations around September. Since the tournament was held at the end of Ranji Trophy the players were in good shape and rhythm.

On playing the final at the Wankhede Stadium

It is a good thing that they are playing at the Wankhede Stadium. There are many players who are playing for the first time at the Wankhede. The ground and the wickets here are of international standards.